I went to the oncologist today and the news was even better. The cancer is definetly not in my rib and she and three other radiologists do not think it is in my sternum. The spot on my sternum they believe is from trauma during my surgery three years ago. Between the mastecomy and the reconstruction, I had alot of work done to that area. The lymph nodes did come back positive for cancer. So, I have positive lymph nodes on the right and left side. This is not usually common for breast cancer, but can happen with the type of cancer that I have. I have triple negative breast cancer which is the newer of the breast cancers and they just don't know as much information on this type as others. Not enough research has been done yet, but it is in the process. My doctor has spoken with an expert in triple negative breast cancer at Sloan Ketering Cancer Institute in New York and she is flying to Boston today for a conference at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute. Breast cancer is one of their specialties and she took my chart with her. I believe a miracle happened today and the Lord touched my rib and sternum. As far as my lung goes, there is just a small amount of fluid and it is not cancerous.
The treatment plan is for four months of chemo. Every other week for four months. Then I will have another mastectomy with reconstruction. They will then do radiation on that breast. I'll then be scanned again. If nothing shows up on the scans then I will be done with treatment. If something does show up, then I will have to do three more months of treatment and another round of radiation. Please pray that I don't have to do the second round. I am still praying about going to Texas this week. So, please continue to pray for wisdom. Again, thank you for all your prayers, love and support.